The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators is excited to announce the Certified Financial Aid Administrator (CFAA) program, beginning in 2019–2020.
Financial aid professionals have long sought accreditation and it's finally here. Our newly approved certification program will provide financial aid administrators professional development opportunities that aim to:
Financial aid administrators like you have always worked diligently to protect the integrity of student aid programs. The CFAA recognizes the integral role you play in an educational institution's overall success and provides credibility to help you get ahead.
The CFAA will bring a valuable benchmark to our community, providing the foundation for continued professional development and career growth. Designed to complement your on-the-job expertise, this voluntary certification is offered exclusively to financial aid administrators at colleges and universities across the country.
*Pathway requirements will be finalized prior to launch.
Why are we offering a certification program? Because we believe in the knowledge and expertise of student financial aid administrators — and we're here to help you succeed.
We currently offer 17 credentials that measure a candidate's topical competency. Since their inception in 2012, these credentials have grown in popularity, with more than 15,000 conferred. The CFAA program is the next natural step in our efforts to further the careers of people like you — financial aid professionals across the country.
NASFAA is proud to launch the Certified Financial Aid Administrator (CFAA) program during summer 2019. Please fill out this form if you are interested in learning more about the certification. Stay tuned to Today's News to learn more about the CFAA program and find out how you can get involved or be one of the first to become a Certified Financial Aid Administrator. You can also review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page to learn more.